Listen to the young voices – World Wildlife Day 2017
Today, 3rd March 2017, we celebrate the first ever World Wildlife Day.
World Wildlife Day gives us a chance to highlight the breathtaking diversity of our planet’s animal and plant species and how their continued survival in the wild is intimately linked to ours.
On this first ever World Wildlife Day, Julia Marton-Lefèvre (IUCN’s Director General) states that “Species extinction is not just an environmental concern — it has profound implications for our economies and societies. We sometimes forget that we, as individuals, customers and businesses, rely on wildlife to provide us with the food, fuel, medicine and other essentials we simply cannot live without.”
Now, more than ever, we must join forces to take action against major threats to wildlife – these include (amongst others, unfortunately) habitat destruction, illegal trade and climate change.
It is up to all of us to protect wildlife and their habitats.
Ready to join the celebrations? Find out what’s going on across the globe here.